Love Island Wiki

For the original celebrity version of the show, see Celebrity Love Island.

Love Island is a British dating reality show. The first season premiered on ITV2 on June 7, 2015 and is currently airing its eighth season.


On February 13, 2015, it was confirmed that Love Island would be returning, and would be aired on ITV2. However, this series would include members of the public rather than celebrities.[1] On April 18, 2015, it was announced that Caroline Flack would be hosting the show.[2] As of July 2019, five seasons of the show have aired.

On July 24, 2019, ITV announced that two seasons of Love Island would air in 2020 as opposed to the usual one – with the first airing in the winter and the second in the traditional summer slot.[3]

On December 17, 2019 it was announced that Caroline Flack would be standing down as host for the sixth season after allegations of assault towards her current boyfriend.[4] On December 20, it was revealed that Laura Whitmore would serve as the new host.[5]


Love Island involves a group of contestants, referred to as Islanders, living in isolation from the outside world in a villa in Mallorca, constantly under video surveillance. To survive in the villa the Islanders must be coupled up with another Islander, whether it be for love, friendship or money, as the overall winning couple receives £50,000. On the first day, the Islanders couple up for the first time based on first impressions, but over the duration of the series they are forced to "re-couple" where they can choose to remain in their current couple or swap and change.

Any Islander who remains single after the coupling is eliminated and dumped from the island. Islanders can also be eliminated via public vote, as during the series the public vote through the Love Island app available on smartphones for their favourite couple, or who they think is the most compatible. Couples who receive the fewest votes risk being eliminated. Often a twist has occurred where it has been up to the Islanders to eliminate couples. During the final week, the public vote for which couple they want to win the series and therefore take home £50,000.

Whilst in the villa, each Islander has their own phone in which they can only contact other Islanders via text – or receive texts informing them of the latest challenges, dumping or recoupling. Islanders and couples are typically faced with many games and challenges to take part in designed to test their physical and mental ability, with the winners getting special prizes afterwards. Some Islanders are also sent on dates outside the villa, or can win dates by winning challenges.


Summer Villa

The summer villa is located in Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, Mallorca. During the third season, a second villa was introduced. The villa was called "Casa Amor" which translates to "Love House" and is located not far from the main villa.[6]

Winter Villa

A new villa located in South Africa was introduced for the sixth season of the show, which aired in January 2020 instead of the usual June slot.

Series Overview

Season No. of Episodes No. of Islanders Originally Aired (UK dates) Winners
Season Premiere Season Finale
1 29 23 June 7, 2015 July 15, 2015 Jessica Hayes and Max Morley
2 37 26 May 30, 2016 July 11, 2016 Cara De La Hoyde and Nathan Massey
3 43 32 June 5, 2017 July 24, 2017 Amber Davies and Kem Cetinay
4 49 38 June 4, 2018 July 30, 2018 Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham
5 49 36 June 3, 2019 July 29, 2019 Amber Gill and Greg O'Shea
6 36 32 January 12, 2020 February 23, 2020 Paige Turley and Finley Tapp
7 49 37 June 28, 2021 August 23, 2021 Millie Court and Liam Reardon
8 June 6, 2022
9 January 2023
10 June 2023

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